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Managing your "stuff"

Celebrate Older Americans Month by taking control to live a healthier life!

Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. As older Americans we have “stuff” that we carry/have carried through our life cycle. Sometimes it’s family issues, sometimes it’s work issues. No matter what "stuff" you have, are you managing it? In the spirit of this year's Older Americans Month, "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow," Oasis member Ruth Jenerson shares her journey on taking control of her "stuff" so she can live a healthy life.
Thursday, May 01, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (13669)/Comments (0)/
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Have you planted your tomatoes yet?

Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time

I’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in my own special way this coming weekend, when I plant tomatoes. When I read Jamsey Thomas’ blog about hobbies a few weeks ago, I wasn’t surprised to see gardening near the top of the list for people age 50-plus. I’m 50-plus, and I love gardening, especially vegetable gardening. But then, tomatoes and I go way back. I like to say that tomatoes put me through college.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014/Pat Gilbert| Profile/Number of views (13538)/Comments (0)/
Travelin' Light - Safely

Travelin' Light - Safely

My top six rules for keeping the wheel side down

I've met with all kinds of hazards training for an upcoming bke tour. With T-minus-2 days til we roll out, it's time to tie up the safety plan for our trip. Here are my top six rules for staying safe, in Part Three of the "Travelin' Light" series.
Friday, May 09, 2014/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (27316)/Comments (0)/
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Reading nutrition labels can help with getting nutrients you may need

Wellness with Cindy

The nutrition label is on almost every package of food. Numbers and percentages for calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium and more are listed on the label. What does it all mean to the consumer? How can we use the information on the label to make informed food choices?
Monday, May 12, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (11528)/Comments (0)/
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Dancing ... yep, it is exercise

Wellness with Cindy

A look of horror crossed his face as he uttered the words, “Ballroom dancing? Are you serious?” I needed a partner for my dance class and suggested to my husband Tom, that we take the class together. After the momentary shock, he declared himself ready for the challenge.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (7780)/Comments (0)/
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Skipping breakfast? That's one way to become "hangry"

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One habit that causes bad food choices is skipping meals, particularly breakfast. The human body needs energy and nutrients to start the day, which makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. Don't let your mind overrule your body’s common sense. Experience the bounty of life when you use your brainpower, fueled by breakfast, to make simple yet effective lifestyle changes.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (12187)/Comments (0)/
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Five great reasons to join an exercise class

Let’s face it - starting an exercise program for most people is fairly easy. Sticking to an exercise program and making it a part of your everyday routine like brushing your teeth is a totally different story. Just look at the amount of people year after year who start New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, diet and exercise only to fail in a few weeks time. Joining an exercise class might be a way to keep you on track.
Friday, May 30, 2014/Jane Overall| Profile/Number of views (12252)/Comments (0)/
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The power of positive thinking

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“Only those who have mastered the art of happiness can prosper and progress. The happy spirit sees no obstacles, is not blinded by gloom, and invokes the strength and ambition that surmounts all difficulties and gains success.”
If you are not a natural positive thinker, how do you begin to develop the ability?
Monday, June 02, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (12463)/Comments (0)/
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Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

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Woman JugglingJuggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (12906)/Comments (0)/

Knowing heart disease risk factors and options for modifying can help reduce worries

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Sierra’s father had just returned home after several weeks in the hospital. He had suffered a major heart attack and complications. "Family history" and "genetic predisposition," expressions used by the doctor, were keeping Sierra awake at night. Genetics cannot be altered, but she can reduce her risks through lifestyle changes or medications.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (9999)/Comments (0)/
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Volunteering is helping Joan Valdes stay healthy

Joan Valdes is staying pretty busy in retirement. A former social worker, she spends her days taking classes at Oasis, doing volunteer social service work, exercising and helping children develop healthier habits for a lifetime through the CATCH Healthy Habits program in Escondido, CA.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Danni Eickenhorst| Profile/Number of views (8650)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering
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Stress may be inevitable, but it's manageable

Wellness with Cindy

We deserve to feel good about ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically. Turning to food in times of stress is a bad habit many people have, so making the decision to develop a positive one to replace it is a start. Beginning with baby steps and developing stress reduction techniques can help you achieve a more peaceful perspective on life.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (7355)/Comments (0)/
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A good reason to get RIPPED

… into shape, that is!

Michael Colabufo has strugged to keep his heart healthy for years after a heart attack at age 38. When he retired, he was overweight with high cholesterol and knew he had to do something about it. He found the answer through the fitness programs at Oasis in Syracuse.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (18429)/Comments (0)/
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Thank you, Oasis CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers!

Without you, CATCH wouldn't be possible

To our CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers ... we can’t thank you enough for all you do to make your communities healthier for generations to come. In addition to teaching youth about healthy habits, you are also passing along knowledge and motivation to your peers and perhaps inspiring yourself too.
Monday, July 07, 2014/Shelby Schroeder| Profile/Number of views (8537)/Comments (0)/
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Understanding your body's metabolism to lose weight

Wellness with Cindy

“I only eat once a day. Why can’t I lose weight?” A common myth involving weight loss is that starving your body will force it to lose weight. This idea is based on wishful thinking rather than a basic understanding of how your body functions.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (7619)/Comments (0)/
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